General Therapeutics Corp. makes over-the-counter drugs for human and animals and manufactures dietary supplements.
Last week, the St. Louis company was raided after allegations saying that they were manufacturing unsanitary pet treatments, medicine, and dietary supplements and that they were trying to conceal drug products from the FDA.
Authorities seized more than $300,000 worth of products including Pyran-50, a pet de-wormer; Vitrin, a multivitamin; NC Solution, an antifungal product.
In 1999, General Therapeutics Corp. was warned by the FDA about violations in regards to improper storage of materials, poor sanitation and inadequate cleaning.
The owner of the company said General Therapeutics Corp. stopped making drug products in 2000, but in 2007, FDA inspectors found that the company was continuing to make pharmaceuticals.
“Instead, the firm had constructed several rooms hidden behind a false wall, apparently to conceal drug products from FDA,” court documents said.
The FDA issued a statement recommending that “consumers who have any products manufactured by General Therapeutics, including NC Solution, consult their health care provider about discontinuing use and if they have experienced any adverse events that they suspect are related to the product’s use.”
Source: Business Week